Daley Blind was Manchester United’s saviour on a frustrating night at The Hawthorns.
The Dutchman popped up on the edge of the box with just minutes remaining to draw the team level for a second time and make sure Louis van Gaal‘s side walked away with a hard fought point.
Blind’s finish was one you’d expect to see from an experienced striker. The 24-year old expertly curled a first-time effort past Boaz Myhill to level the game at 2-2.
After the game, Blind took to Twitter to express disappointment that the team hadn’t walked away with all three points but was happy with how United had come from behind to earn a result.
Dissapointed not to take all 3 points back home with us tonight but happy with the way we played and… https://t.co/5uTnaBgeKl
— Daley Blind (@BlindDaley) October 20, 2014
If the scorer of Manchester United’s first goal was a surprise, the defensive midfielder was one of the last men you’d have expected to save the team’s skin during another frustrating away performance all round. Blind’s performance was what supporters have come to expect from the assured Dutchman.
There were a few moments of panic where he was exposed but Blind’s passing was again up to standard and he wasn’t afraid to shoot from distance and could have added to his first club goal in stoppage time.
Blind is fast becoming a fan favourite at Old Trafford. He’s a player the team have been crying out for several years and has taken to his new environment really well so far. If he can add regular goals to his game, he’ll become more popular by the match.